posted on Nov, 10 2005 @ 06:25 PM
Penicillin does not do anything to a virus. Nor does any antibiotic. If the antibiotics you took for bronchitis helped at all, it's because it was
You're right, were reliant on such drugs to keep us going. It is a fact. But it is also a fact that antibiotics do nothing for virsuses, and more
specifically, do nothing to treat influenza. The only antivirals availible to treat influenza are effective only during the earliest part of illness,
will be inaccessible to most, and may not work that well against this virus (With regard to Tamiflu, it's only been shown effective in mice) or will
only do so in heightened doses thus diminishing those precious stockpiles (as has been seen in Vietnam).
As I said before, read up on influenza antivirals and you'll see there's no miracle superdrug here that's going to stop people from dying - if it
comes to that.